Fiber National 2018 – Call for Entries

Call for Entries The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the 2nd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition. The active link is currently available at http://www.workhouseartscallforentry.com/. Fiber National showcases the best in contemporary fiber art from around the United States. All artists who use fiber or fiber techniques in their art areContinue reading “Fiber National 2018 – Call for Entries”

Interweave Escapes in Camden, Maine May 3-6, 2018. #Knitters Retreat

  Interweave Escapes is a unique way for knitters to come together, learn from a knitting expert and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow devotees in this intimate, retreat-style setting. On May 3-6, 2018 Interweave Escapes is traveling to historical Camden, Maine to enjoy this exclusive event. We will be staying at the luxurious Camden HarbourContinue reading “Interweave Escapes in Camden, Maine May 3-6, 2018. #Knitters Retreat”

#Pink hat Project – Fiber #Activist

I just heard about this on the news. The name is actually – The Pussyhat Project.  Whether you are for or against President-Elect Trump, it is a GREAT way to use fiber arts and handmade crafts for activism. If you do want to take part you would need to knit, crochet or weave pretty fast,Continue reading “#Pink hat Project – Fiber #Activist”

The Story of MYak

I had the opportunity to purchase this yarn. It’s a young company but very focused on sustainability in fiber and textile. Now only is the yarn extremely soft but very durable.  It is considered a luxury yarn. Currently they are touring local shops and talking and working with fiber artists and enthusiasts to create wearsContinue reading “The Story of MYak”

So when did animal #fiber come into use?

Excerpt from Robson, Deborah and Ekarius, Carol. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook. Fiber Fascination. North Adams, MA. Storey Publishing. 2011 The oldest known samples of woolen textiles date to 3,500 years ago, and samples of silk (produced by larvae of certain moths) in China have been dated to 5,000 years ago…For now, we know that alpacas wereContinue reading “So when did animal #fiber come into use?”